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in here. >> he named this as an important strategic interest of the united states and as being in america's national interest. but the things that he described as proving that were potential flood of refugees in the middle east, the democratic impulses on view in the middle east with the various revolutions and uprisings being quenched by this brutal dictator, and un credibility, speaking for the international community and stepping up in cases like this. that is the sort of thing, you could make that case about america having a strong national strategic interest for any number of other conflicts or potential conflicts that we could get ourselves embraid in in the region or in any other region. what he defined tonight was why libya and not syria, why libya and not yemen, why not the other places where there are bad things going on that could cause a flood of refugees. and he essentially said because it could be done in libya. the united states had an opportunity. >> this is located in between egypt and tunesia. he was very specific about the problem being the flood of refugees, over those
an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to minnesota ♪ >> and donald trump, is he serious about running. >> trump came out as a birther, which is republican for "i'm running for president." >>> good evening. president obama skipped a visit to address growing concerns over the libyan war efforts. he plans to transfer command and control in the next few days, suffered a setback when nato failed to reach agreement to assume that role.
't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritarian thugs. >> i look in their eyes, there is hate in their eyes. >> how many are professional left-wingers and how many are just regular folks? >> you get a lot of out of towners. a lot of people are bused in. >> shocking footage from madison, wisconsin. they're not only busing in people from out of state. they're also busing in palm trees. >> the type of people who are coming after us with every live shot here, these people hate. >> the hate you that get from these demonstrators, you can see it in their faces. >> these teachers are getting violent. no surprise, given their unfettered access to craft scissors. >> not all republican
the country to work, have good jobs, fair taxes. that's what a lot of america wants. that's really what the tea party wants. so this isn't some sideline group. this is a broad swathe of america. >> this morning in west des moines, mississippi, governor haley barbour told the christian iowa renewal network exactly what they wanted to hear. i have to read this one. we're doing everything that we can to stop abortion in our state. and if i get elected president, i will come into office with that attitude, and that's about 180 degrees different from the current president. of course, that's also about 180 degrees different from republican presidents who have done nothing, nothing to stop abortion in this country. barbour would do nothing to stop abortion if he were to become president, but he will never become president so ned n rronaknggo oany grd pregsal campaign promises. newt gingrich is at the des moines marriott now signing copies of his book, rediscovering job in america. a how to manual for politician toss resut at a time their careers from the political death of one too many sex sc
life for america and better society. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> one scientist said this morning's earthquake that sent tsunami shock waves to the california coast was like 700,000 nuclear bombs exploding at once. but tonight, there is a real nuclear danger in japan. >> we have breaking news out of japan at this hour. there has been a massive 8.8 earthquake. >> midafternoon, tokyo, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan leaves the nation's most high tech nation in the dark. >> the fifth strongest record since 1900. >> people panic for precautionary measures, a lot of train systems are stopped. >> this is back to tokyo. we have gotten reports of fires. >> over a million buildings in tokyo and surrounding suburbs are without power. >> minutes later, the tsunami floods japanese tows cal towns. the pictures are devastating. >> a 13 foot tsunami hit that area. >> tons of debris pushed inland. >> 230 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal areas. >> didn't take long for danger warning
. >> we can repeal obamacare. >> the president talks about libya and his trip to south america. >> the president's doctrine, he is not an ideological guy. >> he's been juggling diplomater efforts on this trip. >> we are supporting a democratic revolution there. >> they've got a political problem. >> today it looks like a war, sound like a war, people are dying, and it's costing an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to mi
you to listen to what michael moore had to say in wisconsin. >> america is not broke. contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you will give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great grandparents had, america is not broke. >> wisconsin was not broke until you pushed through some corporate tax cuts that created the financial picture you have now. >> what? what came up with that? >> to michael moore's point, what his point is that america is not broke if you use a reasonable revenue collection system and tax system, america would not be broke and wisconsin would not be broke without the tax giveaways. >> come on. there states that have similar debt that the state has $3.6 billion racked up over eight years of democrat governors and democrat legislature. that's not true. everybody knows that's not true. the stimulus money is the only thing that helped bail out the state across this nation two years ago. it's not available this time. it's real. if we don't do something about it, the bond and the debt rating, everything associated with wisc
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that he had extramarital affairs because he was working too hard to save america. that has earned him, of course, tonight's "rewrite." >>> when wisconsin republicans decided to pursue the nuclear option yesterday, they not only eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public sector unions, they also gave state officials the power to fire workers if they join a strike, a walkout, a sit-in, or coordinate a sick-out. all the governor has to do is declare a state of emergency. the under the radar provision could have a big impact on union strategy in the coming weeks as protesters debate whether to launch a general strike in wisconsin. tomorrow some high school students in madison, wisconsin are planning to walk out of their classrooms in support of their teachers' union rights. there will be a teach-in for those students on madison's library mall. the teach-in will focus on the elimination of collective bargaining and elimination -- and the proposed cuts in the education budget. joining me now is nathan o'shaugnessy, a science teacher at madison memorial high school in madison, w
. progressive change committee and democracy for america launched this ad in milwaukee and madison today. >> i'm just a secretary, and this bill that walker's proposing is going to cost me over $3,000 a year, not to mention more down the road when we lose our collective bargaining rights. >> i believe the issues discussed in madison are not unique to madison or the state of wisconsin, these are national issues. money is being taken from workers and tax break given to major corporations. >> this is republican class warfare, an attack on the middle class. this is a battle and we need to win. >> joining me now, four protesters who have spent nights sleeping in the state capitol. sherry, a nurse, mary lee big, a customer service rep for a local phone call. karen, a student services coordinator for university of wisconsin and tom annis, a paving foreman whose wife is a teacher. and also joining us is republican wisconsin state senator glenn grothman that had this to say about protesters sleeping in the state capitol building on this program last night. >> we're trying to keep some people out of the
goal is to cut spending because it can lead to a better environment for job creators in america. that's our goal. we're going to continue to pursue our goal. >> but the option of a temporary bill was immediately taken off the table by house majority leader, eric cantor, who is so close to boehner's throne, he may try for the speaker's job if he disappoints the tea party in any way. chuck schumer describes the conundrum this way. >> the speaker has said all along he wants to avoid shut down at all costs. madam president, i believe him. he's a good man. the problem is a large percentage of those in his party don't feel the same way. they think compromise is a dirty word. they think taking any steps to avert a shut down would mean being the first to blink. so speaker boehner is caught between a shut down and a hard place. he's caught a tiger by the tail in the form of the tea party. >> on thursday, tea party supporters will descend on the capitol to protest the lack of leadership, unquote, lack of courage that led members of congress to abandon service to the people by passing continuing
on libya, and watches the crisis on japan while on a diplomat i can trip to south america. so of course, republicans attack him. >> besides jewel track diplomacy. >> some of my colleagues are upset that france may be in the lead. >> tea partiers and some democrats attacked the president, calling it a possible impeachable offense. >> only congress has the power to declare war. >> we haven't declared war. >> you know what, but we are in a war. >> i really don't believe we have an obligation to get involved. >> what if this ends and gadhafi is still in power. >> outcome is unknown, political objectives are really unclear. >> and the most bitter republican presidential campaign losers attack the president. >> less dithering, more decisiveness. >> never seen a worse case of decision making. >> and finding a republican that almost conjured up the courage to say he is running for president. >> i am announcing formation of an exploratory committee for running for the president of the united states. >>> it is day three of operation dawn. the mission to enforce a un sanctioned no-fly zone over li
bought a subaru. >>> tonight, i challenge you to join me in setting a new goal. by 2035, 80% of america's electricity will come from clean energy sources. some folks want wind and solar. others want nuclear. clean coal, natural gas. to meet this goal, we will need them all. >> to meet the clean energy goal outlined in his most recent state of the union address, president obama's budget proposed $36 billion in department of energy loan guarantees to build new nuclear power plants, and additional hundreds of millions more towards nuclear energy research and reactor design. the united states currently operates 104 nuclear reactors in 31 states. 23 of those reactors use general electric technology, very similar to that used in the fukushima nuclear disaster site. general electric is parent company of msnbc. two nuclear reactor sites, diablo canyons and san onofre are near the san and dre' asphalt line. one is a particular safety risk, according to massachusetts congressman edward markey, ranking democrat on the house natural resources committee. >> they are in the process right now with the
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. instead, chu spent much of the hearing trying to reassure lawmakers that america's nuclear reactors are safe. >> we clearly consider things like tsunamis and earthquakes and fires. >> we've been doing that? >> we've been doing that all the time. and whenever there is a reactor near an earthquake site, we look to what the maximum size of that particular earthquake the geologists say can happen and we design considerably above that. >> such reassurances haven't been enough for ed markey, along with the california congresswoman low is taps. markey sent a letter to the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission requesting more information on the safety of domestic nuclear reactors, particularly those right here in southern california. we are concerned that san onofre, diablo canyon and others in seismically active areas are not designed with sufficient levels of resiliency against the sort of earthquakes scientists predict they could experience. congressman markey advocated for measures that were just announced in germany. they ordered seven nuclear plants that began operations befor
an industrial union's miniscule. people in america have a residual feeling of if not affection, at least respect for the idea of collective bargaining and unions. don't forget that the previous generation of reagan democrats, remember the phrase about reagan democrats. the people who came over to vote for ronald reagan were union members from union families. that's what the whole idea was. if you look at the polling in wisconsin, a lot of the shift away from the governor has been among republican union members in wisconsin. that has to scare republican strategists nationally. >> howard fineman, thanks for joining us. >> joining me now on the telephone from wisconsin, state majority leader scott fitzgerald. thanks for joining us tonight. >> you bet, lawrence. >> you heard howard referring to polls within wisconsin that show a switch in support. now there is a poll out saying that if the election was held today, governor walker would lose and people would change their votes. that switch was huge among union family voters. do you think that has anything to do with the reports we are getting today t
commission gives 20 year operating licenses to more than half of america's plants. joining me now is kevin camps, a radio active special. thank you very much for joining us. i want to get into the specifics of u.s. plants and safety. let me ask you first the reaction to these late developments here in japan. >> it's very alarming that the site is being abandoned. i understand that the workers' health is in mind but the site cannot be abandoned. the cores need to be cooled. the pools need to be cooled. three melt downs. >> i know they have been trying their best but it has to be done. the radio activity, especially if the winds were to blow into toky tokyo. let's hope it doesn't go there. do you see an obvious way, at least a next step to try to avoid catastrophe? >> the electricity has to be restored to the circulation pumps in some way to cool the cores of the melting down unis.s i know that they have been try frg days but they have to continue to try. they can't abandon the site and hope for the best. >> let me bring this into the context of the united states because there are new questi
is on the side of gadhafi, he got no votes of support across the u.n. but it is still a potential for america to get sucked into a very dangerous territory where we're not sure who the right rebels are, the right revolutionaries, the people we want to support. so there is natural caution but this is deep dispute for the heart and minds of one man, the president of the united states. here he came out in favor of action, but he took his time. >> richard engel, there are two options we are aware of that the president was offered in libya. one is do nothing, just offer vocal support. the other is what they've chosen to do through united nations which is try to enforce a no fly zone and whatever else the planes may be doing in the air. is there some other set of options that was presented to the president that could reasonably have an effect here? >> reporter: i don't know what options were presented to the president, but you're hitting on something that is essential here. there is a great difference between a no fly zone and a protective shield over the rebels and toppling the regime of gadhafi.
jobs in america. >> the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. >> unequivocally a good report. total new jobs created 192,000. >> most private sector jobs in nearly two years. >> news gets better. >> unemployment dipped to 8.9%. that's a good road map. >> i think we're on the right path. >> seems to be a very good report. >> republicans take credit for the good and of course blame the president for it not being good enough. >> john boehner put out a statement saying this improvement in the job situation is welcome news, but he says this is far above where the obama administration promised it would be. >> republicans in wisconsin that promised to make jobs are going to cut jobs. >> governor scott walker in wisconsin says he will begin to issue thousands of layoff notices to state workers today. >> could it slow the economic recovery? >> 77% of people, 77% of people in the country say unions should be able to hold onto what the republicans in wisconsin are trying to take from them. >> but jobs are not what mike huckabee is worried about. >> he is
's serial adultery be forgiven by republican presidential primary voters?id y homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. ♪ 100 ways to enjoy pringles. ♪ ♪ and they're the same price as the leading bag chips. 100 crisps... 100 ways. ♪ everything pops with pringles. ♪ >>> there's more ahead on the breaking news from wisconsin where republicans in the wisconsin senate just voted to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers using a new legislative procedure. the assembly democratic minority leader says it is against the chamber's rules and is calling the attorney general. howard fineman and robert reich weigh in. >>> later, kathy griffin versus sarah
did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> he may have lost his day job for now and his publicist. he has not lost the urge to speak freely. charlie sheen's strange and sad interview coming up. >>> and why does sarah palin worry karl rove? that's next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 80% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or su
? cash? he want cash! want better rewards? peggy? switch to discover. america's number 1 cash rewards program. it pays to discover. >>> today, "the daily beast" published its list of the most vulnerable plants in the u.s. top of the list, indian point facility, north of new york city. less than two miles from a fault line, and within 50 miles of more than 17 million people. governor andrew cuomo just ordered a complete safety review of that plant. number two was the san onofre plant in southern california near the san andreas fault line. here is how the nuclear commission director responded when barbara boxer asked him how many people live near that nuclear facility. >> i am asking you, do you know how many people live within 50 miles of san onofre nuclear power plant? >> i do not know. >> well, i'm going to tell you how many people. 7.4 million people.ç and we have a state report, we have a state report that says to us that the nrc has not looked at their recommendations, the california energy commission, that they sent. this was what year they sent this? 2008. >> despite that risk
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is bizarre these days. >> and the unprecedented public battle between america's highest paid television actor and his network continues. >> charlie sheen keeps on talking. >> is it embarrassing he called you the goddesses? >> why? >> could be worse, man. >> jeff rossen will tell us about his visits with charlie. >> a lot of fans out there are worried about you. >> no, don't be worried. >>> the republican governor of wisconsin, scott walker, said his so-called budget repair bill needed to pass today or he would be forced to layoff as many as 1500 state workers. that deadline came and went as the 14 democratic wisconsin senators remained just outside state lines today. still, governor walker feigned confidence about the future as he delivered his bi enyal budget address. >> i have been asked what happens next. i am an opt mist. i believe after the budget repair bill passes, tempers will cool and we will find a way to continue to work together to help grow our economy. we will position wisconsin to emerge from this economic downturn stronger than ever, with new opportunities for our workers and
name. sun life financial. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> today, senate majority leader harry reid accused republicans of reneging on a deal they made last week to hold a vote on their plan to cut 61 billion in government spending. >> they don't want to live up to the agreement that was made. we agreed, i repeat, to hold a vote on hr 1. the republican plan that they moved to the senate floor themselves. but now republicans are reneging on that deal. they don't want to vote on their own bill. >> after his floor speech, the votes did eventually get scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. democrats say the senate republi
that rebel continuing to cling to the hope of freedom and hope to die for it. we're america's natural gas. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. >>> i'm richard engel live in bengazi, libya. one of the big developments today was, of course, the deaffection of libya's former minister, musakusa. besides having a rhyming name, he was the military chief, he has intimate knowledge of libya's weapons program, and he has just defected about what gadhafi and his troops are thinking. in career and battle, you've dealt with many sensitive negotiations. if you were there right now debriefing mr. kusa, what would you ask him? what would you wan
. the mideast in crisis. tonight president barack obama delivered his defense of america's actions in libya. here's just a taste along with reaction. >> the international community offered gadhafi a final chance to stop his campaign of killing or face the consequences. >> when are they turn and ask for help, how do you say no? >> it intersects with practical possibilities. >> you can make a case for us intervening everywhere. we felt like we could. >> this is a new obama doctrine is that you act on threats. that's what george bush did. >> regime change. that's a policy of the united states and an incoherence that really matters. >> libya is not just about libya. all these are connected >> we cannot continue to keep going to war in the mideast every time there is a crisis there. >> can we afford it and trash our do most i agenda when they are taking over 50% of the discretionary spending? >> when we do what we do and said what we said, we take a responsibility for the final out come that wasn't ours two weeks ago. >> while the president was making a case in washington and critics and support
if america's most prescribed e.d. treatment is right for you. >>> in the "spotlight" tonight, the most dangerous job in the world. on tuesday, approximately 800 workers at the fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated, leaving only 50 people to prevent a full blown meltdown in six reactors. the koch -- tokyo company has not released names or more information. five workers died since the earthquake and two are missing. 11 workers were injured in a hydrogen explosion at reactor three, and one worker was hospitalized after grasping his chest and finding himself unable to stand. members of japan's self defense force, police officers and firefighters have joined the workers on site to battle flames and spray water at the reactors. u.s. military personnel and aircraft that have flown over the reactor are being checked for radiation. joining me now, michael freedlander, former plant operator in the united states over 13 years. thanks for joining us, michael. could you tell us what goes through the mind of these workers? they know enough about the place where they've been working that what they'r
the world, africa, the middle east, europe, north america, beyond, you know, saying what do we do, how do we get out of this. what happens next. >> overnight, theç allied forc lost a fighter jet, this mission's first. a u.s. f-15. experienced an equipment malfunction in a radon anti-aircraft defenses in eastern libya. a military spokesman says it was not due to enemy fire. both crew members ejected and are safe with minor injuries. on the ground in eastern libya, rebel forces forced heavy fire from the west. loyalist snipers are responsible for 40 deaths in the strong hold of misrata. they hit targets at anti-aircraft fire continued through the night. al jazeera reports one of the heads of the battalion was killed. u.s. forces fired 162 tomahawk missiles, nearly all fired by the u.s., each costing about a million dollars. there were 20 fired overnight. earlier today, defense secretary robert gates said coalition military action should recede in the next few days, as should the u.s.' role. >> seems logical once we have the air defense system sufficiently suppressed that the level of militar
to kick but. that is what america does very well. >> i do not see how gaddafi can survive this. >> hillary clinton is joining an international conference and efforts there to focus on getting khaddafi out. >> we must not attempt to employes our will on the people of libya, but we can and must stand with them as they determine their own destiny. >> this is a template for the future. there has to be other nations stepping up. >> that was on the air on the ground tonight. rebel forces are regrouping after pro gaddafi fighters opened a brutal counterattack that set them running for their lives and away from the fight. without air support, the rebels are outgunned and may not be able to take another city. the question before president obama now, should be our u.s. arm the rebels? >> i am not ruling it out or in. >> we will have more from the president in a one-on-one interview with brian williams later in this hour. the air starks' targeted tripoli tonight. 22 tomahawk missiles. the largest air assault in recent days. the defense department says the price tag for u.s. taxpayers so far is about
in the clinton administration, and author of aftershock, the next economy in america's future. robert reich, fix for us this event's position in the history of the american labor movement. >> lawrence, this is another example, and we've had actually relatively few examples over the last 50 years, but over the last 100 years a number of examples of governors, of executives, politicians, basically trampling on the rights of people, making a mockery of democracy and of the rule of law. in wisconsin, the governor exposed himself. after all, his whole justification for getting rid of most of the bargaining rights of federal and state workers was to save money, but in order to ram this particular piece of legislation through the state senate, they had to characterize it having nothing to do with the budget at all. i think the governor is going to pay a huge political price for this. >> howard fineman, the governor has already paid a price in wisconsin polling. polling turned against him. but did he just become a possible leading contender for the republican presidential inauguration since this republi
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school student in america who knows more about government than he does, eric cantor stands as an unpardonable embarrassment to every adult in his congressional district who voted for him, and a stain on the intelligence of every republican house member who voted for him for leader. joining me now, congressman barney frank of massachusetts, ranking member on the house financial services committee who did not vote for eric cantor for leader. thank you for joining us tonight, congressman frank. >> it's an important night. i'm glad to be here. >> congressman, i am absolutely stunned that eric cantor could stand there and say something that the house votes on on friday will become law, will become law. that he can stand there and completely ignore the required signature by the president of the united states, completely ignore action by another body, and the most shocking thing about it, you know him better than i do, he seems to believe this is possible. >> well, i think he is smarter or at least better informed than you're asserting, but less straightforward. i think he's playi
is wrong. ohio, we're going to try to correct it by pushing back with the working folk of america. we can do this. you know what? there is nothing lost until you give up. whereas we've had other stories on of stories on of major magnitude in the last week, in the heartland, i haven't given up. we'll get to your stories. we won't give up on you. for more information on the edshow, go to msnbc.com. tomorrow night, friday night, we'll be here. >>> we're back with live breaking news. japan says it will accept technical help from the u.s. to fight the nuclear crisis. right now, it's a race to keep the reactors cool while getting the power back on. it could be the lifeline japan needs. >> we're bringing all available resources there to appropriately monitor the situation and protect american citizens. >> fear is growing in california and hawaii, and finally, the president speaks. >> i want to be very clear, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states. >> you're going to hear the president calm fears. >> let me rebeat that, we do not expect harmful levels of r
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